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In Honor of Dream of the Red Chamber
ARC | Arts + Design is delighted to program a series of events to celebrate the San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of Dream of the Red Chamber, directed by UC Berkeley Alumnus Stan Lai.
September 12, 2016 2:30pm to 6:00pm
ARC | Arts + Design is delighted to program a series of events, in partnership with Anthony Cascardi, Dean of the Arts & Humanities and the Center for Chinese Studies, to celebrate the San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of Dream of the Red Chamber, directed by UC Berkeley Alumnus Stan Lai. Lai is one of the most acclaimed playwrights and directors in East Asia known, not only for creating some of the most notable works for modern Chinese theater, but also for crafting new genres and innovative staging.
Join us on September 12 for a symposium In Honor of Dream of the Red Chamber, where scholars and artists will gather for an afternoon of conversation on the music, stage, and words of this opera. The symposium culminates in a conversation between Stan Lai and Wen-hsin Yeh, the Richard H. and Laurie C. Morrison Professor in History at UC Berkeley. Kindly RSVP here and reserve your spot by Wednesday, September 7th.
2:30 pm: Welcome and Introductions
Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Arts & Design; Director, Arts Research Center, UC Berkeley
Anthony Cascardi, Dean, Arts & Humanities, UC Berkeley
2:40 pm: Roundtable – Stage and Word
Judith Zeitlin, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor of Art History, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
Sophie Volpp, East Asian Languages, UC Berkeley
Monica Lam, Director of Journey of a Bonesetter’s Daughter: the Making of an Opera
3:40 pm: break
3:55: Roundtable — Music
Cindy Cox, Professor of Composition, UC Berkeley
Yao Chen, Beijing Central Conservatory of Music
Jindong Cai, Associate Professor of Performance, Stanford University
Sheila Melvin, author of Beethoven in China and Rhapsody in Red: How Western Classical Music Became Chinese
Kara Riopelle, graduate student in Musicology, Stanford University
4:55 pm: break
5:10 pm: Stan Lai in conversation with Wen-hsin Yeh, the Richard H. and Laurie C. Morrison Professor in History, UC Berkeley
In Honor of Dream of the Red Chamber is sponsored by the Arts + Design Initiative, the Arts Research Center, the Division of the Arts & Humanities, the Department of Music, and the Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley.
Directions: Doe Library is located in the middle of the UC Berkeley campus. Please find Doe Library on this map. To get to Doe Library from the Downtown Berkeley BART station, walk up Center and enter the campus. Follow the curve of the road to the left and then turn right so you pass the parking kiosk that will be on your left. The Campanile will be in the distance in front of you. Walk straight up towards the Campanile. Just before the road that runs in front of it, you will turn left and enter Doe library. Go through the security gate, and 180 Doe will be on your right.
Free and Open to the Public